Florida State Seminoles vs. Maryland Terrapins Point Spread Pick
Point spread: Maryland -2.5
The Florida State Seminoles and the Maryland Terrapins will each try and get on the plus side of leger in ACC play when the two clash this Saturday afternoon at the Comcast Center. Tip-off for this matchup is set for 3 p.m. (ET) and the game will broadcast nationally on ESPN2.
Seminoles vs. Terrapins Game Overview
Florida State snapped a three-game skid with a lopsided 70-50 victory over Virginia Tech this past Wednesday as a 13-point favorite at home. It was the first time it covered in its last six games as part of an overall record of 12-8 against the spread. The Seminoles come into this matchup an even 5-5 straight-up (4-6 ATS) in conference play and one of those victories was an 85-61 drubbing of Maryland as 6.5-point home favorites on Jan. 12. The total has stayed UNDER in five of eight road games this year.
The Seminoles are averaging 71.1 points a game and shooting 47 percent from the field while holding teams to 63.5 points on the other end of the court. One concern as of late is that the average points allowed has climbed to 68 points over their last six games. Florida State has a trio of players averaging 13 points a game with Okaro White leading in rebounds (6.8) and Ian Miller chipping in a team-high 3.2 assists a game.
The Terrapins fell to 5-5 SU (4-6 ATS) in the ACC after losing to North Carolina 75-63 this past Monday as eight-point road underdogs. They are 2-3 SU in their last five games with a costly 1-4 mark ATS. Overall, Maryland is 13-10 SU and 9-10 ATS in games with posted lines. The total has gone OVER in four of seven home games this season, but it has stayed UNDER in four of its last six contests.
Dez Wells has had the hot hand for Maryland this season with 15.2 points while shooting 48.7 percent from the field. He has been especially solid from the free throw line with a conversion rate of 79.2 percent. Overall, the Terrapins are averaging 72.3 points a game and shooting just 43.8 percent from the floor and 35.4 percent from 3-point range. Their biggest outside threat is Jake Layman. He is averaging 12.3 points and shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc.
Florida State at Maryland Betting Trends
The Seminoles are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a SU win, but they are 0-5 ATS in their last five games against a team with a SU winning record. The total has stayed UNDER in 14 of their last 21 games.
The Terrapins are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS loss, but 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a SU winning record. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their last seven home games against a team that has a SU losing record on the road.
Head-to-head in this matchup, the home team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings and the total has gone OVER in six of the last nine games.
Point Spread Pick
Florida State rolled in the first meeting this season, but the home team has dominated this series with an 8-2 record SU dating all the way back to 2007. Look for the Terrapins to bounce back with a much better performance this time around to even things up.